Outdoor Living Basics

Today, many individuals are taking their home decor and living spaces outside. Outdoor living can consist of designing and creating unique outdoor spaces through construction or landscaping projects - from staining decks to building a koi pond with a cascading waterfall we've got you covered. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces for entertaining purposes, while others are installing unique lighting concepts to reveal the beauty of their yardwork at night. Whichever project you decide to tackle, Angie's List is here to help you figure out the best way to begin transforming your outdoor living space. 

Deck Maintenance and Cleaning

Deck Building and Repairs

Hiring a contractor to stain your deck every two to four years will signficantly increase its lifespan.
Deck & Patio FurnitureDeck Maintenance
A wood deck can last a lifetime, providing it’s well maintained. If you want to keep yours – or get yours – in good shape, follow tips our research team gleaned from highly rated deck pros.
There are many deck accessories all designed to complement and enhance the beauty and safety of the deck, says Leavens. (Photo courtesy of Deckmaster Fine Decks)
Deck MaintenancePorches & Sunrooms
An exciting part of planning your new deck involves choosing the right decking for your lifestyle. Learn the maintenance required for each of your options.
Trex decking cost depends on location, the size of the deck and other factors. Photo courtesy of Trex
Deck Maintenance
The cost of trex decking lies at an average of $1,500. What you end up paying will depend on labor, materials and the design of the deck.
deck staining and maintenance
Deck MaintenancePressure Washing
Need to pressure wash or stain your deck? Highly rated deck pros say fall weather provides optimal conditions for deck repair and maintenance.
new wood deck
Deck Maintenance
Typical decks cost between $2,000 to $7,500 - size and materials are the two largest cost factors.